Guangdong's Canton Fair (left) has faced a decline in both trade volume and attendance over the past three years. Li Chunhong (right) said Guangdong planned to set up overseas trade offices in Asean countries as part of plans to improve business links. Photos: SCMP
Guangdong's Canton Fair (left) has faced a decline in both trade volume and attendance over the past three years. Li Chunhong (right) said Guangdong planned to set up overseas trade offices in Asean countries as part of plans to improve business links. Photos: SCMP

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Guangdong's Canton Fair (left) has faced a decline in both trade volume and attendance over the past three years. Li Chunhong (right) said Guangdong planned to set up overseas trade offices in Asean countries as part of plans to improve business links. Photos: SCMP
Guangdong's Canton Fair (left) has faced a decline in both trade volume and attendance over the past three years. Li Chunhong (right) said Guangdong planned to set up overseas trade offices in Asean countries as part of plans to improve business links. Photos: SCMP
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